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Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima

  • Ride over the waves by speedboat to the Guanera Islands nature reserve
  • Hop into the sea off Palomino Island to swim with wild sea lions
  • Stunning views over cliffs and islands from your vantage point on the water
Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima
From US$66.67
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Safety pick up from your Hotel only in Miraflores (if reserved) between 8 30 and 9 00 AM, please be ready at the hotel lobby. Round trip Miraflores - Callao port.
From US$80.00
Swim with sea lions at 10 AM
Swimming with sea lions around the Palomino and Callao islands in 2.5 hours with speedboats. You will see a lot of birds species, Humboldt penguins and enjoy a nice day. Meeting time 10:00 AM.
From US$66.67
Peru’s coastline is teeming with native marine life, both above and below the waves. Enjoy an up-close encounter with some of the sea’s boldest inhabitants—wild sea lions—on this tour from Lima. Following an optional hotel pickup, zoom across the water by speedboat with your guide, then jump in to swim among sea lions in their natural habitat. Stay warm in your wetsuit and refuel with a post-swim snack.
What to Expect
Head to the marina club in the morning, or upgrade your tour to include a handy hotel pickup from the Miraflores district. Board your speedboat and zip out toward Palomino Island and the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras) nature reserve. 
Pass San Lorenzo Island as your guide sheds light on the area’s rich pre-Columbian history. Spot fishing boats bobbing on the water, and keep watch for native bird colonies and Humboldt penguins.
On arrival at Palomino Island—home to a large colony of sea lions—don your neoprene wetsuit and jump into the rolling waves. Splash among the wild sea lions, and enjoy an up-close experience with some of South America’s finest swimmers. With no natural predators to worry about, the sea lions can be surprisingly friendly and bold.
After your memorable swim, snack while enjoying sweeping views over soaring cliffs and hidden islets en route back to the marina club.
Reviews (100)
1 - 5 of 96 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Nat Geo level trip for $65... great value

Amazing trip. Saw thousands of sea lions, Swam with them. Saw the huge males duking it out for the prime spots on the rock. Also saw some tiny cute penguins. Next to Manchu Picchu this was the coolest thing in Peru and a very close...More

Thank SwissTexan
Reviewed 29 November 2018
Awesome Tour from an Awesome Tour Company

I didn’t know of Mar Adentro Excursiones until my tour company texted me at 8:00pm to tell me that due to mechanical problems my sea lion tour in the morning was cancelled. I asked if they suggested a substitute, and they suggested Mar Adentro. So...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Reid T
Reviewed 19 November 2018
Once in a lifetime! and boy does sea lions stink and honk.

This was a great tour. My sea legs are crap and I fed the fish before returning to shore. But the crew took very good care of me. I had such a great time that it easily overshadow the patch of seasickness. I had no...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lenae_11
Reviewed 14 November 2018
Swimming with the sea lions!

What a great experience! They picked us up from our hotel and drove us to the port where we met the others. Headed out in the boat with the guide telling us about the little islands we past. Saw some penguins before getting to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Crystal B
Reviewed 25 October 2018
Don't Miss Out on This Opportunity!

I surprised my husband with this tour and we loved it! The guide was great and gave us some background of the area. The sea lions were amazing! We got to spend about 15 minutes in the water and the sea lions just swam around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JennyAiello
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7 January 2019|
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Response from Reid T | Reviewed this property |
That pop-up means that if they don't get at least two people they will cancel the trip.
26 November 2018|
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Response from JennyAiello | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I agree. There were many sizes.